Philadelphia By Night
Grant's Downtime March Through June
Grant as Carthian Sheriff, and unofficial head of the Anarch Collective: (though it’s more shared by a disconnected yet well-loved Sophe and the new and powerful Joao).
Grant has continued to make in-roads with the Carthians. He regularly debates Cordoan on day-to-day involvement in kindred politics (Cordoan receded from public life 2 years ago.) – 4 days a month
He plays Go with Fa Jinhai and loses, while Fa laughs at him, and the two discuss philosophy, humanity, and religion. – 4 days a month
He visits Edee once every week or so and discusses her finding on the city’s kindred, while he brings her bootleg CDs, flowers, contraband hardware to fund her hacking network. He makes sure she feels a valued member of the Carthians. – 4 days a month
He visits Sophe and frequently debates the Anarch Collective politicking. She gives him advice, secretly admires his boundless energy and life while increasingly frustrated because he won’t stop pushing on Invictus. Sophe has willingly retreated from leadership. 3-4 days a month
Pink, on the other hand, spars him occasionally (once every 2-3 weeks) at the underground fight club she frequents. Afterwards they briefly debate how the Movement in Philly should be doing more to strike at the Invictus. – 2 days a month
Grant visits Nina Acosta at her club on nights she DJs, dances, and gets blood. They maintain a friendly relationship. – 2 days a month
Viktor has become dismissive of Grant and likes Joao a lot more (Joao funds Viktor better, supports his chop shop activities, and his gang warfare). – 0 days a month
Grant sees Schmee more rarely than he would like. Once a month they see each other at an Elysium gathering, and once a month Grant attends a punk show where Schmee might be moshing. – 1 day a month
Grant has used some of his Carthian Pull to set Isiah the 10lb. Hammer up with a simple haven in Anarch Collective territory and shown him around town a little. Isiah gravitates toward Pink and Schmee a little more though. Still Isiah likes metalwork and enjoys spending time with Grant while they work on a car. Grant sees him a couple times a month. – 3 days a month these past couple months
Minsuh Eom attends some of Schmee’s shows too, and he occasionally sees her in a goth-industrial club, but that’s not really Grant’s scene, and she doesn’t seem like she wants or needs Grant to show her around. – 1 day a month
Morris and Grant haven’t spoken much, but they’re starting to realize they think in similar ways. At first Morris thought Grant was a little conceited, but he’s been listening to Grant’s occasional debates at the Dialogues and he can’t help but feel that Grant’s appeals to liberty are sorely needed. – 1 day a month
Grant visits Lindra once a month and they attend the orchestra and then dine together. She vacillates between nostalgia for simpler times and trying to convince Grant to take a more active role against The Marble House or the Triad or the Black Theatre. She secretly wants him to be her right hand enforcer. For his part he expresses his desire to do less and less fighting for freedom, realizing this eternal war has pulled in people far older than him. Eventually they turn to practical matters about coordination or dispute between the Loyalists and the Anarch Collective. – 1 day a month
He makes sure to attend Luchesi’s Elysiums and Sophe’s Elysiums. – 1 day a month
Total: 28 days a month (but I assume this actually only takes a little under half each of those nights). Below is what he does with the other half of his nights.
Grant as The White Lion (a play on his North American features in a Chinese dominated Tong society, as well as the genetic morph of lion with the same coloration).
He spends a lot of time moving through Chinatown and seeing to the needs of many people, often taking Tai or Huy along with him. He pretends to be a thug for one of them (especially Tai) to keep the identity of the Lion Tong leader hidden. He also knows if the majority of his Tong knew he was a North American, not an Asian man, they’d have a bit of a crisis of identity. He would prefer not to complicate his relationship to them. On these nights he learns who is trustworthy, who is desperate, who is in danger from yakuza, what rumors are, how his Tong are seen in Chinatown, etc. Indirectly he’s able to show people that they matter, and ensure that the Lion Tong serve the community. On other nights, Huy, Tai, and Grant get together and discuss how unified the community is, how people are reclaiming their sense of community, yakuza encroachment, plan counter-attacks, etc. Grant knows the value of being personally involved in his network, and knows it may well be his one advantage over Invictus counter-parts who have dozens, or even hundreds of thugs at their disposal. – 16 days a month.
He spends a little time on his own checking his new contact network and using a bit of his resources or Carthian Pull to build that more. – 4 days a month
He spends two half-nights a week attending to mundane matters like his resources, havens, feeding, bike maintenance, Carthian check-ups, etc. Errands. – 8 days a month
Total: 28 days a month (but I assume this actually only takes a little under half each of those nights – see above for other half).
Grant. Just as Grant.
All this leaves little time for Grant. He tries his best to get out once a week, but invariably he skips a week here or there. On these nights he simply drives through the city on his bike or into the rolling green hills outside the city. He might stop on his way back & have a drink with Rowana, visit Deep Throat for a chat, or go to a biker bar to catch up with Tyler. On these rare nights, he tries to give himself the entire night – no errands, no Lion Tong business, no kindred politics. He’s rarely that lucky.
2-3 days a month